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Couple, 2 others docked over alleged N65m jewellery theft

A couple, Simon and Glory Bisong, who allegedly stole gold jewellery valued at N65 million, were on Wednesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Simon (41) and Glory (32) were docked alongside a domestic cook, Joseph Agbeh (43) and a businessman, Amidu Musa (55).

The couple, Metro learnt resided at No. 5, Tariu Jimoh Street  Akute Ajuwon, Ogun, while Musa resided at No.  53, Kalukalu Street, Okesuna, Lagos Island.

The other accused, Agbeh’s address was not given.

They are standing trial on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen property.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Tubi Olajide, said the accused committed the alleged offences on two separate days.

He said the first  was on September 4, at 9.00 a. m, at 61 Road, House D18, Victoria Garden City,  Lagos.

Olajide said Agbeh, a domestic cook to one Mrs Aladepe Olajide, connived with others to steal gold jewelery valued at N15 million, being property of Olajide.

The prosecutor also said that on October 16, at Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, Simon, Glory and Agbeh, stole gold jewelery worth N50 million property of one Mrs Ada Okoye.

He said Musa was caught receiving the stolen jewelery valued at N15 million.

Olajide, however, said the total value of the stolen valuables was N65 million, adding that the offences contravened Sections 285 (5), 326 (a), and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused all pleaded innocent of the charge.

Magistrate Mrs O. M. Ajayi, granted them bail in the sum of N1 million each with two sureties each in like sum.

Ajayi said the sureties must be resident in Lagos State and their addresses verified.

The case was adjourned till November 25 for mention.